New VW Polo officially revealed: mini Golf, anyone?

New VW Polo officially revealed: mini Golf, anyone?
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By CJ Hubbard ‘Good lord, the new Volkswagen Polo looks just like a miniature Golf’ – perhaps the most predictable sentiment you’ll come across in ages. But having witnessed the reveal of this all-new, sixth-generation Polo at a fancy standalone event in Berlin, we can tell you it now really does look like a miniature Golf. It’s as if the Mk7.5 spawned a Mini-Me. Not all of the angles are exactly correct, and what’s not obvious from the pictures is the sharply creased side detailing, which really stands out in…

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New Honda CBR600RR image appears in Japan

New Honda CBR600RR image appears in Japan
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THERE’S nothing like a bit of wild speculation to start the week, so here’s the front cover of the latest issue of Japanese magazine Young Machine, which shows a new Honda CBR600RR. We can’t say for sure what’s going on here, but we’ll hazard a guess and say that it looks like Young Machine is claiming some inside knowledge about the future of Honda’s middleweight sports bike. It’s even created an image suggesting what the new CBR600RR might look like and as you can see, it’s heavily based on the…

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French company developing rotary-engined hybrid motorcycle

French company developing rotary-engined hybrid motorcycle
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Furion M1 will use rotary and electric power for up to 180hp FRENCH company Furion Motorcycles wants to make the bike of the future and is currently developing a hybrid motorcycle that it’s working to bring to market. Called the Furion M1, the naked machine will be powered by ‘the exotic interbreeding’ of a 654cc two-rotor rotary engine offering about 125hp and 40kw electric engine powered by lithium batteries, offering around 55hp. The M1’s two power sources are housed in a steel trellis frame. Power and consumption will depend on what mode…

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Yamaha ‘Tracer GT’ Coming to soon!

Yamaha ‘Tracer GT’ Coming to soon!
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YAMAHA has filed a trademarked application for the name ‘Tracer GT’, raising the prospect of a touring edition of the MT-10. The firm already produces the Tracer 700 and Tracer 900, touring spec versions of the MT-07 and MT-09, but has yet to give the MT-10 the same treatment. As the MT-10 uses the frame and engine from the current YZF-R1, a Tracer version would mean a tourer based on the same superbike platform. Yamaha currently offers a touring edition of the MT-10 (pictured above) using parts from the accessories range including…

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Toyota has unleashed its inner-child to create a real-life Tonka truck.

Toyota has unleashed its inner-child to create a real-life Tonka truck.
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The Japanese brand has converted one of its HiLux utes into a big, yellow, go-anywhere off-roader to celebrate the popularity of the dual-cab workhorse and celebrate Tonka’s 70th anniversary. The Tonka HiLux also serves a serious purpose, highlighting Toyota’s investment in its 150-strong product planning and development division that is still active in Australia despite the impending closure of its manufacturing facilities. Australian product design chief Nicolas Hogios was in charge of the project and explained it was about showing the brand’s fun side. “We have taken Tonka out of…

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